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Measuring Technological Change in Greece


  • Athena Belegri-Roboli


  • Panayotis Michaelides



This paper uses the Growth Accounting methodology to estimate technological change, as well as labor and capital productivity in the various sectors of the Greek economy over the period 1988–1998. The results show that the technological level, as measured through annual growth in Total Factor Productivity, has remained practically unchanged. Meanwhile, technological change accounts for about 40% of economic growth, which is slightly lower compared with the relative performance of other O.E.C.D. countries. Finally, our main findings are, in general terms, consistent with estimates by other researchers. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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  • Athena Belegri-Roboli & Panayotis Michaelides, 2006. "Measuring Technological Change in Greece," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 31(6), pages 663-671, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:31:y:2006:i:6:p:663-671
    DOI: 10.1007/s10961-006-0021-9

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    1. Angelos VOULDIS & Panayotis MICHAELIDES & John MILIOS, "undated". "Do Technology Shocks affect Output and Profitability over the Business Cycle in Greece (1960-2008)?," EcoMod2008 23800152, EcoMod.
    2. Michaelides, Panayotis G. & Belegri-Roboli, Athena, 2009. "Technology Clustering: The Case of Greece," MPRA Paper 67190, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    technological change; T.F.P.; sectors; S&T policy; Greece; O30; O52; O40;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General


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